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Free Software October 25, 2011 posted by

Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer

I’m sure that everyone has found themselves in a position where they’ve forgotten a password at least once. The most frustrating thing is when you have the password saved in the program you’re using (such as your web browser) but it only shows the asterisks. That’s fine and all for accessing stuff on that computer, but what if you need to change it, or access that page on a different machine? Then you might run into some trouble. That’s where…


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Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer
Free Software October 19, 2011 posted by

Iris is a Siri clone with a sense of humor

With Siri making headlines, it’s no wonder that Android users are feeling a little left out. Last week we showed you one alternative to Apple’s new voice-activated assistant, and today we’re going to show you another. This time we’re looking at Iris, which is indeed, Siri spelled backward. This particular piece of software is still in alpha, which means it has a long way to go. However, it already seems to not only find most information you’re looking for, but…


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Iris is a Siri clone with a sense of humor
Free Software October 18, 2011 posted by

Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes by shaking your laptop

Growing up, I’d venture that most people encountered an Etch-A-Sketch at some point. It was a fun little toy, if a bit strange. It let you etch a picture using the two dials, which controlled vertical and horizontal movements. If you wanted to make anything other than just a boring skyline, you had to master the art of twisting both knobs at the exact same time, at a very steady pace. The great thing was that if you messed up,…


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Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes by shaking your laptop
Bizarre October 17, 2011 posted by

CLOO lets you rent out your bathroom to those in need

How many times have you been out, and needed to use the bathroom? Sure, it happens fairly often. But what about those times when you really need to go, and you’re nowhere near a public restroom? No one likes to find them in this situation, but there are times when it is unavoidable. Your choices in this case are very limited. You can try and hold it until you can get to a gas station or something, or you can…


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CLOO lets you rent out your bathroom to those in need
Awesome October 14, 2011 posted by

BlueStacks lets you run any Android app on your Windows PC

It’s not hard to find a lot of good apps for your Android phone or tablet. The Android Marketplace is just crawling with games, utilities, and more, many of which are free. Some of them are so cool that you wish you could use them on your computer. But you can’t do that, can you? With the BlueStacks App Player, you can. What BlueStacks does is essentially let your computer switch between running Windows and Android. Now this isn’t something…


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BlueStacks lets you run any Android app on your Windows PC
Free Software October 12, 2011 posted by

Poynt is an all-in-one search app for your phone

Our smartphones can perform a variety of functions, provided we have the right apps. You’ve got one for finding movie times, another to help you pick a restaurant, and even one that’s going to tell you the best place to buy gas. However, wouldn’t it be great if there was one app that could do all of these things? There is, and it’s called Poynt. Poynt is a one-stop-shop for all your searching needs. There are six different ways to…


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Poynt is an all-in-one search app for your phone
Free Software October 11, 2011 posted by

Mielophone is a minimalistic free music player for Windows, Mac and Linux

If we look back to about 15 years ago, there weren’t a lot of ways to listen to music. Yes, there were CDs, cassettes, vinyls, and the radio. However, if you wanted to hear a specific song that you didn’t own, the best you could do was turn on the radio, and try calling into a station to get it aired. Now we can pull up streams on Pandora or Spotify, without needing to pay for them. If you’re not…


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Mielophone is a minimalistic free music player for Windows, Mac and Linux
Free Software October 10, 2011 posted by

Hide private folders with Disguise Folders

Have you ever had a particular set of files that you didn’t want anyone stumbling across on your computer? Whatever your reasons, there are a number of ways to hide a folder away from prying eyes. One of the easiest is a piece of freeware called Disguise Folders. This program is a really simple way to hide a folder on your PC. Normally something this boring wouldn’t turn my head, but I have to say that Disguise Folders is quite…


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Hide private folders with Disguise Folders
Free Software October 7, 2011 posted by

Voice Actions is like Siri for your Android phone

People are pretty excited about Apple’s new Siri software. After all, who wouldn’t want to be able to talk to their phone, and have it answer back, or follow the directions you gave it? Unfortunately, the only way to get this awesome feature is to purchase an iPhone 4S. Don’t worry though, if you’re an Android user, there is a free app called Voice Actions that has a lot of the same features. As you can see from the video…


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Voice Actions is like Siri for your Android phone
Free Software October 7, 2011 posted by

Add the best free portable apps to your USB drive

Flash drives are pretty common these days. They are the easiest way to carry around files, and even to transfer smaller ones between two computers in the same location (that aren’t networked). If you carry one on your keychain, and have some free space on it, you might consider putting some useful apps on there, as you never know when one might come in handy. TalesofInterest has compiled a list of some of the best portable programs currently available. Most…


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Add the best free portable apps to your USB drive
Free Software October 6, 2011 posted by

Use ZXing to decode barcodes without a smartphone

We’re starting to see QR codes getting used more and more often these days. Heck, I was just at Denny’s this morning, and I saw them on my placemat. If you have a smartphone, you can easily use an app to decode it, and see whatever it is the company is trying to get you to look at. However, what do you do if you don’t have a smarphone? If you have a way to get a picture of the…


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Use ZXing to decode barcodes without a smartphone
Free Software October 5, 2011 posted by

Z-Type is a fun way to improve your typing skills

In today’s modern world, learning to type quickly and efficiently is something that everyone should do. Whether you’re a college student writing up an essay, writing a report for your boss, or just sending a message to a friend on Facebook, you’ll need to type. It blows my mind to see people my own age staring intently at their keyboards, trying to peck out sentence after sentence. If you have trouble touch-typing, then it might be time to find a…


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Z-Type is a fun way to improve your typing skills
Free Software October 3, 2011 posted by

JPEGmini shrinks your images without losing quality

If you’re wanting to send pictures to someone, or plan on hosting them on a website, size can be rather important. I’m not talking about the dimensions of the image, but rather the file size. If you’re wanting to send a set of wedding photos to your aunt, she’s not going to want to download a bunch of 3MB pictures. Thus, you might want to try compressing the images. The trouble is that depending on the compression tool you use,…


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JPEGmini shrinks your images without losing quality
Free Software September 30, 2011 posted by

Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive for free

There are times where you want to preserve a computer exactly how it is. A good use for this is to install your OS, then get everything setup and installed just the way you want it. Then you can use a piece of software to create an image of the drive, allowing you to instantly restore it at a moment’s notice. Next time you want to wipe the computer and start clean, you need only restore the image, and you’ll…


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Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive for free
Awesome September 29, 2011 posted by

Create internet tasks using ifttt

The internet is a crazy place. Between emails, status updates, tweets, news articles and more, there is a lot of information coming at you all at once. The trouble is actually finding a way to harness all of that information and make it work for you. I think I have stumbled onto one of the greatest tools that can help make the most of your internet experience. It’s called ifttt. ifttt sounds pretty boring, but it stands for “if this…


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Create internet tasks using ifttt

Category Archive

Advanced Windows Care - free fixer…

Fri 26 Jan 2007

Advanced WindowsCare Personal is billed as the ‘most essential and practical’ Windows fix utility. I haven’t had a chance to […]

X-Mouse Button Control - suddenly your mouse…

Tue 28 Oct 2014

X-Mouse Button Control – suddenly your mouse is more powerful than a speeding bullet [Freeware]
There are two types of people in this life. Those that are happy with the base functionality of their computer […]

Glympse - cool freeware shares your where…

Wed 20 Apr 2011

Glympse is the first location based mobile phone program which I've seen (apart from plain old maps of course) which […]

Google's Translate app gets a conversation mode…

Fri 14 Jan 2011

Google’s Translate app gets a conversation mode
One of my favorite online discoveries back when the internet was still somewhat new to me was Babelfish. The ability […]

HTC Home puts the same widgets from…

Thu 10 Nov 2011

HTC Home puts the same widgets from your phone onto your desktop
When Windows Vista was released, we were introduced to Gadgets, which were small applications that ran in a sidebar on […]

Instantbird - The open source IM client…

Wed 06 Jul 2011

Instantbird – The open source IM client
I'm a huge fan of open source software. Aside from my operating system, I do try my best to go […]

Debut - freeware video recorder software is…

Fri 28 Nov 2008

Debut Video Capture is a pretty cool piece of freeware video grabbing tech. What’s cool is the range of things […]

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - free malware killer works…

Fri 05 Dec 2008

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (aka MBAM) is a freeware malware, spyware and trojan remover. It’s simple, fast and seems to work well, […]

Panda Managed Office Protection - free anti-malware…

Tue 22 Apr 2008

Panda Managed Office Protection. Security company Panda has released a free beta version of its anti-malware and firewall package for […]

OsmAnd Maps & Navigation - free GPS…

Wed 23 Oct 2013

OsmAnd Maps & Navigation – free GPS satellite navigation app removes data roaming expense [Freeware]
Where on earth would we all be without GPS satellite navigation systems eh? Stuck up the jungle without a paddle, […]

GTrot uses Facebook to help you with…

Mon 30 May 2011

GTrot uses Facebook to help you with your travel plans
Facebook is one of the easiest ways to update your friends about your life, and to see what's going on […]

Gmail Tip – block senders to keep…

Fri 30 Dec 2016

Gmail Tip – block senders to keep your inbox neat
One of my goals is INBOX ZERO for the new year (or as close as I can get). What would […]

Periscope – live stream your life…

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Periscope – live stream your life
One of the blessings/curses (depending on how you see things) of our modern world is the ability to share exactly […]

Habit List – helping you become the…

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Habit List – helping you become the best you, whatever that means
Goals are easier to attain when you are held accountable for them. If you’re supposed to cook dinner and it’s […]

Guitar Chords - free software contains 40,000…

Mon 23 Jun 2008

Guitar Chords is a freeware program which contains a database of 40,000 guitar chords. That’s it really. The chords are […]

We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby…

Mon 23 Jan 2012

We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby for non-corporate causes [Daily Freeware]
During the last few months, and especially in recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about SOPA and […]